|There are four generations in this picture: Me, my trainer Elder Kwan who was trained by Elder Jackson who was trained by Elder Tiu|
Hey, everyone! So, this week has gone by pretty fast. We've been doing our best to establish the Church here in Kam Tin. It's hard work, but we always seem to have the energy to do what needs to get done. I taught an English class today. We invite potential investigators to come to English class, and we always have a spiritual message at the end. Anyway, it was good. Oh, and we had a chang out (to feed someone) a couple days ago which was fun. A family took us to a restaurant with way good food. I tried my first chicken foot which was okay, and apparently some intestines of an unknown animal, haha, but I didn't find out until after, but it was good! Haha.
I bore my testimony at both the yuenlong first and yuenlong second wards. It went okay. Everyone lied and told me how good my Chinese was, haha. I'm starting to siktang (hearing understanding) more than I used to in normal conversations, and I siktang most all of simple gospel conversations, but my sikgong (speaking understanding) is in need of improvement, haha. It's funny because I surprise people when they talk about me in the mtr (train station), and I know a little of what they're saying. Elder Ward, who is from Tennessee and almost going home, he is our district leader and loves to do that to people when he contacts. Because his Chinese is fluent, he understands everything people are saying when they talk about him right in front of him. Then he shares a message about the gospel, hahahaha, it's so funny to see their reaction.
Other than that, things are going well. Though, actually being here makes me feel like I'll die in China, haha. I know it will go by faster than I think. That's what the older missionaries keep saying, but looking forward gets me overwhelmed sometimes, so I take it one day at a time! Being that we're opening a new area, in the new territories, we need to work that much harder for everything. But, I'm actually grateful for it because I'll be used to it, and it can only get better from here!
It's funny because the other day we went crazy and bought some milk which was pretty expensive, and on the label it says it comes from Logan, Utah hahahahahaha! Everything we get is from China, and they get there stuff from Logan :)
I love you all. Keep the faith. Pray for all the missionaries in the field. I promise you they need it, no matter where they are. Feed them if possible, hahaha. I love and miss you!
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What was the flight like to Hong Kong?
What is your apartment like?
Are there more than just you and your companion living together?
What is the area like you are trying to open?
Is Hong Kong different than you expected?
Do the members feed you often?
Are you on your own for food?
What are your thoughts about the food?
How are you doing with it all?
The flight was looooooong, and it was all one big giant day because we were following the sun. It took me like a week to get rid of the jet lag. My apartment is nice and big compared to others. It's hot and humid, and we only get to use the A/C 12 hours a day, haha, so we use fans. There are 6 of us in the apartment. The area we're opening is in the new territories, so it's rural. We walk hours sometimes to get to the next village. Hong Kong isn't too different than I expected, but my area isn't what I expected. Downtown Hong Kong is what you would expect with all the buildings and people. It's really dirty, though. But, I'm in the middle of nowhere, hahah. Um, they feed us sometimes. I've been fed twice since I got here, but yeah most of the time we buy and make our own food. The Chinese food is different, but it's what I'm going to be eating for a while, so I better get used to it, haha. It's really not that bad, though. I'm doing okay. It will take time to adjust, but I'll be okay. I know I'm supposed to be here. :)